Karen Elephant Retreat

1 Ratmakka Road, Phra Sing, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Karen Elephant Retreat - Single Day

Location: Chiang Mai province (Mae Taeng Area - North of the Chiang Mai city) – Northern Thailand

Nearest Airport: Chiang Mai (CNX)

Duration: Full Day Returns around 4:30pm (This trip does not visit Elephant Nature Park)

This project does not operate on Sundays

The Karen family has been involved with elephants for two generations. They want to provide their elephants better life, living on their own terms and enjoy their days freely. The elephant family, mothers and the younger ones, living together naturally. It is fantastic experience to observe the elephant mothers take care of their family while they can forage, socialize and play.


  • Get dressed in traditional Karen clothes
  • Elephant food preparation & feeding elephant family
  • Make herb balls and feed the elephants
  • Short forest walk with the elephants
  • Vegetarian buffet lunch
  • Bathe with elephants in the small river
  • Observe elephants enjoy mud bath and join with them in the mud pit

About Your Trip

Starting From: 8:00am - 8:30am. Pick up from your Chiang Mai city hotel, or you must be at our office at 7:40am. - (Please check map)

If you are staying out of town (outside Middle ring-road)  additional charges apply. Please advise on your reservation form.

Travel Time: Around 90 minutes (educational video about Asian elephants / safety video & talk en route to project).

Return: Arrive back in Chiang Mai city 4:00pm – 4.30pm.

Baggage Allowance: One small day pack per person.

What to Bring: Hat, sunscreen, sandals/flip flops, change of clothing towel, walking shoes, camera & insect repellent, Refillable Water Bottle.

Operational Months: All year round - 6 days a week, closed on Sundays.

Age Suitability: All from children over 2 years old to retirees

Fitness Level: Good fitness level

Topography: Grassland, hills, forest & cascading stream.

Location: Mae Taeng, Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.

What is Included: Water, Lunch (vegetarian buffet), transportation, admission fees, guide

Transportation: Included from Chiang Mai city to/from project

Bookings close: 2 pm (GMT+7), on the day before you are due to visit. Payment is required to secure your place(s).

Trip costs (per person)

Adult Rate: 2,500 Baht (+12 years old)

Child Rate: 1,250 Baht ( 2 - 11 yrs)

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